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The Art Scene

June 6, 2019

New at Halsey McKay

“No Way,” a solo show of work by Glen Baldridge, and “Widening Circles,” paintings by Richard Tinkler, will be on view at the Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton from Saturday through July 9. A reception will take place on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Mr. Baldridge uses paper-marbling techniques, which traditionally lent authenticity to documents and prevented counterfeiting, to make abstract paintings atop previously camouflaged texts. Mr. Tinkler begins each of his paintings with brushed marks that refer to a previously completed work before proceeding to build up and expose successive layers.


Ten at Ashawagh

“Summer Kickoff,” an exhibition of work by 10 artists, will be at Ashawagh Hall in Springs on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 to 5. A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7.

The show will include paintings, works on paper, and woodwork by Nancy French Achenbach, Agnes Bristel, Johanna Caleca, Kate Gimbel Goldman, Edwina Lucas, Maryann Lucas, George Olsen, Justine Rimland, Sal Salandra, and Michael Weisman.


Under $10K at Fireplace 

The Fireplace Project in Springs will show the fourth annual iteration of “9999” from Saturday through July 8, with a reception taking place that day from 6 to 8 p.m. A salon-style exhibition, “9999” will have works by more than 25 artists, all priced under $10,000.


Unreliability in Sag

“Unreliable Narrators,” a three-artist show, will open at the Sara Nightingale Gallery in Sag Harbor with a reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and continue through July 5. In fiction, a work with an unreliable narrator leads the reader to question the trustworthiness of the storyteller.

Barbara Friedman’s brightly hued, eccentric paintings engage characters such as Pinocchio, Gulliver, and Gumby in unexpected activities and settings. Melora Griffis, who uses paint, embroidery, fabrics, and uneven stitching, reimagines a classic folk tale about a persecuted heroine who finds remarkable fortune after losing her shoe. Judith Simonian is interested in the unevenness of the subjective eye and the unreliability of interior spaces and landscapes.


Urban Photographs

Photographs by Jeff Lion Weinstock will be on view at the Amagansett Library from tomorrow through June 30, with a reception set for tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. Mr. Weinstock, who divides his time between New York City and Springs, worked for decades as a cinematographer, director, and producer before his recent return to still photography. 

The exhibition will include selected images from his urban-based work, which focuses on details of walls in and around New York. 


Edgy Cityscapes

A show of recent drawings by Susan Grossman will open at MM Fine Art in Southampton with a reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and remain on view through June 16.

Ms. Grossman takes photographs of compelling New York cityscapes. Once in the studio, she begins to draw and shift her narrative world away from her sources, repositioning buildings and vehicles while adding and removing characters. Her use of a minimal palette of black, white, and gray, with only an occasional primary color, evokes the look of classic film noir.


Artists for Choice

More than 50 artists have donated work for Artists for Choice, the 31st annual East End benefit for Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, which will take place at Guild Hall on June 15. Online bidding has begun at and will continue through 8 p.m. on June 15.

Among the artists selected by Pamela Willoughby, the event’s curator, are April Gornik, Aurelio Torres, Dalton Portella, Janet Goleas, Kenny Scharf, Mary Heilmann, Melinda Hackett, Michael Halsband, Nathan Slate Joseph, Sabina Streeter, and Steve Miller.

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